On this week’s Best Furniture Designs, we share with you the Stack Chest by Raw Edges Design studio has created, using leftover materials to create multicolored side panels.
Originally designed in 2008, the drawers were constructed from sheets of lacquered wood when they were put into production by UK furniture brand Established & Sons.
Having been approached by the company to create a bespoke model for the 2015 London Design Festival, the design duo has created five sets of drawers that are randomly stacked off-center in either eight-or 13-drawer formations.
Although the new model is based on the same structure and mechanisms, Raw Edges has swapped the existing side panels for a mismatch of materials found in their studio.
Pieces of cutting mat, pegboard and plaster-resin composite Jesmonite form multi-textured side panels, along with offcuts of dye-soaked wood from the studio’s Endgrain furniture range.
“We wanted to make combinations that are related to everyday work in our studio,” Alkalay told in an interview for Dezeen.
“We always work with material swatches and often combine small samples to achieve interesting combinations,” he continued. “Here, we have built up a collection of many panels so that we could play around with them like swatches, but here they are in fact final design.”
The design duo also took the opportunity to use materials they hadn’t previously worked with, including marble and solid-surface material Corian.
Each of the colorful compartments in both the eight-drawer and 13-drawer towers can be pushed open from both sides, producing a “random and irregular” formality.
Raw Edges was established by Alkalay with partner Yael Mer.